Brandon Alston is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University with graduate certificates in African American Studies and Teaching and Learning. His research examines how parallel surveillance systems operate across poor neighborhoods, prisons, and probation programs. Brandon has been recognized as a National Academies of Science Ford Predoctoral Fellow and a member of the Edward Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. He has received awards from regional and national professional associations, including the Midwest Sociological Society, Association of Black Sociologists, and American Men’s Studies Association. Brandon previously earned a Master of Science in Management from Wake Forest University Business School, where he was a Corporate Fellow. In addition, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religion (with distinction) from Haverford College, where he was a recipient of the Mellon Mays Fellowship.
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